Phytotherapies: Efficacy, Safety, and Regulation

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Iqbal Ramzan
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 17, 2015 - Medical - 672 pages
Covering fundamentals and new developments in phytotherapy, this book combines pharmaceutical sciences and chemistry with clinical issues.

• Helps readers better understand phytotherapy and learn the fundamentals of and how to analyze phytotherapeutic agents
• Discusses phytotherapy in modern medicine, chemoprevention of disease, and alternatives to western medicines for specific diseases
• Chapters summarizes the uses and applications of phytomedicines, by type like Chinese, Greco-Arab, Indian, European, and Ayurvedic
• Includes international regulatory perspectives and discusses emerging regulations for various established and emerging markets
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 PhytotherapiesPast Present and Future
1
Key Considerations Methods and Analytical Challenges
18
Chapter 3 Preclinical In Vivo and Laboratory In Vitro Evidence of Phytomedicine Efficacy
49
Chapter 4 Clinical Efficacy Trials with Natural Products and Herbal Medicines
65
Chapter 5 Novel Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems for Phytotherapies
89
Chapter 6 Phytotherapies Used by Indigenous Populations
101
Chapter 7 Phytotherapies from Traditional Chinese Medicine
122
Chapter 8 Integrating Traditional GrecoArab and Islamic Diet and Herbal Medicines in Research and Clinical Practice
142
Chapter 15 Phytotherapies for the Management of Obesity and Diabetes
370
Chapter 16 Phytotherapeutics for Cancer Therapy
394
Chapter 17 Phytomedicines for Fatty Liver Disease and Functional Gastrointestinal Conditions
429
Chapter 18 Phytomedicines for Inflammatory Conditions
464
Are These Really Useful?
483
Safety Issues for Use with Antiepileptic Drugs
504
Drug Interactions in Cancer
536
Considerations in Phytotherapy
554

Chapter 9 Evolution of Herbal Medicines in Europe and Its Relationship with Modern Medicine
183
Chapter 10 Chemical Classification and Chemistry of Phytotherapeutics Constituents
199
Chapter 11 Therapeutic Potential of Ginsenosides in Management of Atherosclerosis
236
Chapter 12 Phytotherapy Pharmacophores for Major Cellular Drug Targets
268
Chapter 13 Use of Kava as a Phytotherapeutic Agent and KavaRelated Hepatotoxicity
312
Gossypol and Curcumin
330
Chapter 23 Intellectual Property and Patent Issues with Phytotherapy Products
573
Chapter 24 International Regulatory Status of Phytotherapies
593
Index
635
Supplemental Images
651
EULA
659
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Iqbal Ramzan is the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a registered pharmacist and holds a Diploma of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr. Ramzan also served two terms as a Fellow of The University. He is an author/co-author of over 140 publications in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug assays, and drug metabolism. Dr. Ramzan is a member of several professional committees and councils, including the Director of the Council of Pharmacy Schools (Australia and New Zealand). He also serves on the Australian Government's Pharmaceutical SubCommittee of the Advisory Committee on Prescription Medicines.

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